The Little Lulu Show

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The Little Lulu Show
Little Lulu Show.jpg
GenreComedy
Based onLittle Lulu, by Marjorie Henderson Buell
Directed by
  • Greg Bailey
  • Louis Piché
  • Nick Rijgersberg
StarringTracey Ullman (season 1)
Jane Woods (seasons 2-3)
Theme music composer
Opening theme"Little Lulu"
ComposerJeff Fisher
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes52 (156 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Ronald A. Weinberg
  • Cassandra Schafhausen
  • Lesley Taylor
  • Associate producers:
  • Thomas LaPierre
  • Natalie Dumoulin
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
DistributorCINAR
Release
Original networkCTV (seasons 1–2)
Family Channel (season 3)
Picture formatNTSC
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11) –
December 22, 1998 (1998-12-22)

The Little Lulu Show is an animated series based on Marjorie Henderson Buell's comic book character Little Lulu.[1] The series was produced by CINAR (now WildBrain). The series aired from 1995 to 1999 after the cartoonist's death in 1993.

Plot

Quick-witted Lulu can outsmart boys, bullies and even grownups! Whether she’s catching frogs for a local restaurant, searching for hidden treasure or tracking down a thief, Little Lulu’s always got an ace up her sleeve. Together with her best friend Tubby, pint-sized Alvin, buck-toothed Annie, smooth Willie and the rest of the neighborhood gang, Lulu always finds herself in the middle of an adventure.

The series focuses on the life and the adventures of Lulu Moppet (voiced by Tracey Ullman and later Jane Woods) and Tubby Tompkins.[2] Between stories called LuluToon, they featured stand-up comedy that Lulu hosted and a series of the musical shorts called Lulu-Bite is also shown. Each episode contains 3 sketches with the different stories, interspersed with a "stand up-comedy" presented by Lulu and 2 short 30-second introductions without speech, based on the last comic stories (with only 3 scenes).

Each storyline featured in the LuluToons are used from comic book releases (including John Stanley ones), with minor alterations.[3]

The series is different from Little Lulu and Her Little Friends, an Japanese anime featuring the same characters made in 1976 and aired internationally in 1978.

Broadcast

The series is aired on HBO Family in the United States and CTV in Canada. The series continued to air on Family Channel, Teletoon Retro (English and French), VRAK.TV, and TeleNiños (Spanish dub only). In foreign countries, the series is also aired on ABC (part of ABC for Kids), Rai 2, Cartoon Network and Rede Globo.

Characters

Episodes

Voice cast

Character Voice actor
"Little" Lulu Moppet Tracey Ullman (Season 1)
Jane Woods (Seasons 2–3)
Thomas "Tubby" Tompkins Bruce Dinsmore
Annie Inch Michael Caloz (Seasons 1–2)
Vanessa Lengies (Season 3)
Iggy Inch Dawn Ford (Seasons 1)
Jane Woods (Seasons 2)
Dawn Ford (Seasons 3)
Willie Wilkins Andrew Henry (Seasons 1–2)
Ricky Mabe (Season 3)
Eddie Stimson Justin Bradley
Wilbur Van Snobbe Jacob Tierney
Gloria Goode Darling /Angelina Boivin
Alvin Jones Ajay Fry (Seasons 1–2)
Jonathan Koensgen (Season 3)
Mrs. Martha Moppet Pauline Little
Mr. George Moppet Gary Jewell
Mrs. Ellie Tompkins Susan Glover
Mr. Bob Tompkins Terrence Scammell
Officer McNabb
Margie Angelina Boivin
Jeannie and Joannie Danielle Desormeaux
Janie
Miss Feeny Ellen David
Butch, the Lead West Side Boy Michael Yarmush

References

  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 364–365. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 507–508. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ "Everybody's Favorite Juvenile Feminist". comicreaders.com. Archived from the original on 2006-10-28. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  1. ^ Animation outsourced to Wang Film Productions (seasons 1–2) and AKOM (season 3).

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